Ah ok, thanks, so it's basically another replay of the Rodney King police beatings and subsequent Los Angeles riots of 1992. That's pretty bad. I pray for the safety of the sane people in the UK.Police shot a father of three who may or not may be an arms dealer with ties to organized crime and may or may not have opened fire upon the arresting officers. Nothing of that is sure right now.
What is sure is that after that, there was peaceful prostest in front of the precinct, the police did not handle the situation too well, a riot broke out and then it spread.
That's a coincidence, I got that link and a message emailed to me a couple of hours ago.
D'oh! Too late!Blackbery UK site was defaced and they have threaten that if they help police, that their employee details will be given to rioters!
Is that all that's been damaged in Bristol so far, or? I heard something about Cabot Cirus but it wasn't exactly detailed.Update on Bristol looting:
Sum total of trouble was some teenagers committing a smash and grab on a jewelers. About 8 involved, 5 have already been arrested.
Smashed windows in McDonalds, Jewlers broken into & a few burned out cars was the lot.Is that all that's been damaged in Bristol so far, or? I heard something about Cabot Cirus but it wasn't exactly detailed.
The '68 movement was politically motivated and very intellectual. Their future in life was not at stake.Am I the only one getting some flash backs to the '68ers riots in Germany? I don't foresee any radical RAF-esque terror groups forming out of this, but I do see a lot of parallels. Ohnesorg's death, violent escalation by protestors, previous protests (uni students from the past year or two), etc.
Let's see what's missing from this list... ah yes, of course. Decent work opportunities.As a society we have done all we can to help these people; universal education, universal health care, and a generous welfare state. Yet they're throwing this all back in our faces.
You know dam well some of thats bull.... For a start at least a third of colleges have jacked up fees to ?9,000 a year and many more are not far behind, probably landing students with debts of around ?40,000. In some of the riot areas 8 out of 13 youth clubs have been shut down.I think what sickens me most is the fact that the rioters seek to absolve themselves from all blame.
They would rather blame the government, immigrants or rich people for their problems, rather than try to do anything to resolve them for themselves. There is no protest in this riot; it's just a bunch of opportunist thugs looking for a fight and a free TV.
As a society we have done all we can to help these people; universal education, universal health care, and a generous welfare state. Yet they're throwing this all back in our faces.